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Florida's Will Muschamp takes the No. 1 spot.
With two weeks left in the 2013 season, college football’s coaching carousel is about to get interesting. And after this Saturday’s slate of games, several teams will close the book on their 2013 schedule. With the season over for many teams, expect to see a lot of changes starting on Sunday.
Florida’s Will Muschamp takes the top spot in this week’s hot seat watch. The Gators have been hit hard by injuries, but there’s simply no excuse for losing to a FCS team. Not only did Georgia Southern win in the Swamp, but the Eagles also dominated the line of scrimmage against a team that recruits among the best nationally. Barring a change of opinion by athletic director Jeremy Foley after playing Florida State this Saturday, Muschamp is expected to return for 2014.
Virginia’s Mike London is in a similar position to Muschamp. London is on the hot seat after a 2-9 mark, but he is expected to return for 2014. The Cavaliers have a solid recruiting class on the way, which should help London restock the roster. However, London likely needs to make a bowl game to save his job.
Is Thursday night’s game against Texas Tech the final home game for Mack Brown? The Longhorns are 7-3 and host the Red Raiders on Thanksgiving night, before playing at Baylor on Dec. 7. Brown could return for 2014, but with a new athletic director, his future in Austin is uncertain.
Each week, we will take a look at the hot seat/pressure on a program for all 125 coaches. Some new coaches will rank high due to poor performances but aren't in any danger of losing their job.
And another important note when reading our coach on the hot seat rankings: Outside of the top-10 coaches, it’s all about the pressure on a program. While some coaches – like Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen or Maryland’s Randy Edsall – aren’t in any danger of being fired. However, both coaches need to continue to show the program is headed in the right direction.
Ranking All 125 CFB Coaches on Hot Seat/Pressure on Program to Win in 2013
|1||Will Muschamp||4-7||Loss to Ga. Southern could be worst in program history.|
|2||Mike London||2-9||Expected to return for 2014.|
|3||Norm Chow||0-11||Warriors could break into the win column this week.|
|4||Ron Turner||1-10||Lost four consecutive games by at least 20 points.|
|5||Tim Beckman||4-7||Not pretty, but Illini snap 20-game Big Ten losing streak.|
|6||Dave Christensen||5-6||Cowboys beat Hawaii to keep bowl hopes alive.|
|7||Mack Brown||7-3||Is Thursday night the final home game for Brown?|
|9||Kevin Wilson||4-7||Wilson needs to find answers on defense this offseason.|
|12||Charlie Weis||3-7||Jayhawks unable to build momentum from win over WVU.|
|13||Randy Edsall||6-5||Terps play final game as ACC member this Saturday.|
|14||Kyle Flood||5-5||Scarlet Knights have lost four out of last five.|
|15||Todd Monken||0-11||One more chance to snap losing streak (23 games).|
|18||Bo Pelini||8-3||All signs point to Pelini returning for 2014.|
|21||Sonny Dykes||1-11||Dykes needs to find answers on defense this offseason.|
|27||Dan Enos||5-6||Chippewas using easy schedule to climb to .500 mark.|
|29||June Jones||5-6||Mustangs need healthy Garrett Gilbert to get to six wins.|
|33||Bobby Hauck||6-5||Win over AFA likely secures bowl bid for Rebels.|
|34||Dan Mullen||5-6||Breakdown of Mullen's coaching tenure.|
|35||Paul Haynes||4-8||Golden Flashes closed out 2013 with two wins in a row.|
|36||Ron Caragher||5-6||SJSU needs to beat Fresno State to get to a bowl.|
|39||Tony Levine||7-4||Cougars have lost three in a row after 7-1 start.|
|44||Trent Miles||0-11||Georgia State showing progress in Miles' first season.|
|47||Scott Shafer||5-6||Orange still have one more shot at getting bowl eligible.|
|49||Kirk Ferentz||7-4||Good rebound season for Ferentz.|
|51||Jeff Quinn||8-3||Bulls win MAC East with victory over Bowling Green.|
|62||Justin Fuente||3-7||Tigers clearly making progress under Fuente.|
|70||Rocky Long||7-4||Aztecs have won seven out of last eight games.|
|71||Matt Wells||7-4||Win over Wyoming sends USU to MW title game.|
|78||Dave Clawson||8-3||Showdown with Buffalo this Friday to win MAC East.|
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